Looking Through The Kaleidoscope

“It’s a cruel and random world, but the chaos is all so beautiful.”

Hiromu Arakawa

Kaleidoscope is the only object that creates harmony out of chaos.

Order out of chaos. Hegelian dialect.

Here’s a video about Hegel’s dialectical process:

Originally, Hegel’s dialectical process involves a thesis (something happens), an antithesis (provokes a response), and synthesis (the ideas are melded together). Synthesis then creates another thesis, and so on.

These days Hegelian dialect is also often used to explain certain world events. In this context Hegelian dialect turns into its other form of “problem, reaction, solution“.

Some argue that order does, indeed, emerge out of chaos. But what happens if somebody decidedly creates chaos to create a new kind of order (a New World Order, perchance)? Now, that’s a story of conspiracy, of course.

Be it as it may, and whether it was planned or not, the world is in chaos at the moment. A new kind of order will emerge out of the chaos.

This is because you can bet that a good crisis or crises will never go to waste.


With all that out of the way, let’s take a look at said crises.

The Age Of Decadence

Source: Gadiel Lazcano

“In his dealings with the world the gentleman is not invariably for or against anything. He is on the side of what is moral.”

Confucius

The word ‘decadence’ can be explained as thus: perceived decay in standards, morals, dignity, religious faith, or skill at governing.

All of these are present in today’s world. Well, all of these have been around at all times in history, just today it is an unavoidable fact of the matter.

For the last decade or so, standards and morals have fallen at an alarming rate – especially so in the Western parts of the world.

What’s worse is that people seem to be okay with it, and some even welcome the decay with open arms.

Inherently there is nothing wrong with this. More or less everybody takes part in what could be considered immoral from time to time.

However, when immorality and lowered standards become the norm, the road ahead becomes rougher and rougher by the day. Now it’s gotten so bad that trouble can be seen in the horizon.

What do I mean by this?

You only need to look at sites like OnlyFans and freely accessible porn everywhere online.

It used to be that only “professionals” would engage in sharing their promiscuity online, but these days it has become more and more acceptable for anyone to do it.

Prostitution is, perhaps, the oldest profession in the world, but there is a reason why anyone with slightly higher standards doesn’t participate in it. The reason can be explained through understanding economics: scarcity creates value. Supply and demand. Many will ride the local town bicycle, but only a few (if any) would take it home.

The other problem is the use of profanities. I’m not quite sure how this one came to be, but it may be that online activities promote this kind of behaviour. The use of profanities is clearly on the rise, as I’ve seen even teachers let more than a few frogs out of their mouths lately. On this I’ll just say that it is what it is.

Source: Andrew Le

On the surface, these seem like small deals. And that is what they are. The problem is that these two create a slippery slope towards other kind of behaviour.

Promiscuity (prostitution/cheating/open relationships/casual sex included) leads to all kinds of unintended consequences. At the end of the day, most humans respond to situations emotionally rather than rationally. In open relationships someone is going to get jealous at one time or another, which can lead to whatever else happening. This is because when people act emotionally, they’re also being irrational (or they will at least rationalize their actions to themselves dishonestly).

And while it may not seem like much, shouting out profanities is often done while being emotional about something.

See, this kind of behaviour moves society from rational thinkers into emotional reactionaries over longer period of time. It is not the single act that does it; it is the normalization.

When the society moves from being mostly rational into being mostly emotional, it is easier for violence to erupt into the scene.

Prime example is this is what happened in this years Oscars, which is the talk of the day. Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on stage.

Many debate whether it was justified, and which side was right or wrong. But, to the people wondering, you do know they are both actors? They get paid to act. The whole scene was well telegraphed. In acting (and especially in bad acting) it is important to overemphasize your actions/reactions (for the crowd watching), which did happen in this case.

That being said, I’m not too interested in whether the scene was staged or not. What I’m more interested in what happened and where it happened.

The Oscars is considered a high-end venue where the high-class people that others look up to gather to get prizes. You might not care about the show (I personally have never watched the entire show), but it does have that kind of image in minds of the people watching.

Now, what does it tell about the society when it is “ok” (not really ok) to punch (slap) someone on television (tell-a-vision), in a high-end venue like The Oscars? I’m not sure. But the event sure got many reacting emotionally to what happened on their screens.

Whether it was planned or not, the act somewhat normalized violence and caused an emotional reaction in the viewers.

One has to wonder whether society in general getting addicted to emotions and acting emotionally?

Side note: I much prefer what happened in the Golden Globes a couple of years ago:

Emotions and actions that result from them are like a wind-up toy. It takes a while to wind one up (emotions gather up inside), but once you release it, it results in explosive amount of energy. And it only ends in one of two ways: the wound-up toy either stops on its own, or it crashes and burns. Unless stopped by an outside force, of course.


“Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.” Since then I have spent well-nigh 50 years working on the history of our revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 60 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Today, people have, for the large part, forgotten God. At the same time, the skill at governing is clearly waning. Or so it would seem on the surface at any rate.

We’re in the modern age of decadence. And this time, too, we will face consequences for reaching this stage.

The Consequences

Source: Bradyn Trollip

“Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance. The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of. An apparently trivial indulgence in lust or anger today is the loss of a ridge or railway line or bridgehead from which the enemy may launch an attack otherwise impossible.”

C.S. Lewis

It has been a long time coming what we’re now going through.

Some say it was planned. Others say it was just a happenstance.

But who goes to a party and expects it to never end?

It is quite clear to anyone who is paying attention that the fiat currency experiment is on its way out. It has been obvious for decades now. Anyone saying otherwise today is simply lying.

The signs of a dying empire are decay in morals and standards, increase in immigration, ballooning debt (or vanishing purchasing power of currency units) and wars. That’s the West in general.

The Western empire is on its way out. Something has to replace the old empire, as there will be a power vacuum left behind. Russia and China seem to be stepping up to the plate to challenge the Western powers.

Time for some relevant videos:

War has always been a convenient excuse and a distraction to move focus from the faults back at home, and onto some foreign enemy. It is also an awfully convenient way to continue the printing of currency units and increasing debt.

War is good for the powers that be. It isn’t good for the people or the countries involved, but who cares about such things.

Because of the sanctions put on Russia (kicking them out of the SWIFT -system), they have no choice but to start selling their natural resources in other currencies and currency-equivalents.

Russia has so far offered to accept payments in Russian Ruble, gold and even bitcoin (yep). And guess what? Some countries have actually warmed up to the idea of using currencies other than the dollar in trade.

Saudi Arabia, China and India seem to be more open to the idea of continuing to trade with Russia.

This is bad news for the dollar, and especially so because of the idea of “petrodollar,” which is quite clearly disappearing from the picture.

The Dollar, The Euro and The Japanese Yen especially are going be affected by this change. And if you didn’t figure it out yet, the effect will be negative.

Yet, it is exactly the countries using these currencies that are pushing the Russia = Bad narrative in their mainstream media outlets, effectively shooting themselves in the foot.

Source: Chandler Cruttenden

The war is a mistake. Of course, Russia is the perpetrator in this case, but they aren’t acting unprovoked. Thus far Russian leadership has mentioned that they are only interested in Ukraine and the war will not expand from there. That, however, is not necessarily in everyone’s best interest.

But whether the war expands or not, whether it ends or not, it doesn’t matter. The damage has already been done to the economy as well as the supply chains, and all of it began before the war started.

The current economic system is on its way out, but that isn’t the most pressing issue. Though it is connected, what people should be worried about is the rapidly rising inflation, especially when it comes to energy and food.

The UN warns of catastrophic food shortages:

Many are making videos about how to prepare responsibly:

And don’t worry about it, the powers that be will keep lying until the bitter end:

The inflation is much higher than one would guess from ‘official numbers’. And it is not the only thing mainstream media isn’t talking or lying about. To their credit, they have mentioned the coming food shortages.

What a fantastic set of morals and standards.

There will be a global liquidity and food crisis:

And finally, here is a fine video about Europe in particular:

Watch the videos if you feel so inclined, think for yourself, and prepare for things to get worse before they get better.

But before we end here, one more thing:

Men Have Forgotten God

Source: Cherry Laithang

“God has no religion.”

Mahatma Gandhi

Whether God exists, or doesn’t.

Whether any one religion is “correct,” or isn’t.

Humanity would do well to at least think about of the possibility of there may be being an all-powerful being, or a force (karma) that holds the universe and its habitants together.

I like to focus on Christianity because it is the one that I’m most familiar with. If I had to choose my favourite religion in general, it would probably be Shintoism for its simplicity.

That being said, the Christian Bible has predicted events similar to what is happening today. Pestilence, famine, war and economic crisis are all mentioned.

But, these are merely the four horsemen. It is the prelude to what will happen next. The Trumpets come next, and it will be much worse than what anyone can imagine – if it does indeed happen.

Before the Trumpets are sounded, something specific will happen:

Fifth Seal: “Under the altar”, appeared the souls of martyrs for the “word of God”, who cry out for vengeance. They are given white robes and told to rest until the martyrdom of their brothers is completed. (6:9–11)

Sixth Seal: (6:12–17)

There occurs a great earthquake where “the sun becomes black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon like blood” (6:12).

The stars of heaven fall to the earth and the sky recedes like a scroll being rolled up (6:13–14).

Every mountain and island is moved out of place (6:14).

The people of earth retreat to caves in the mountains (6:15).

The survivors call upon the mountains and the rocks to fall on them, so as to hide them from the “wrath of the Lamb” (6:16).

The time when these events take place would be some time after the four horsemen are done with their rampage on earth. I’m saying this because if there happens to be a massive earthquake relatively soon (say next year, after 2 billion have perished from hunger and war activity), you know God is real (for sure) and we’re living through the End Times.

That being said, I truly hope the insanity ends and we do not have to live through something like what is described in the Bible.

At the same time, the Bible predicts that the war will not end, and it will expand.

I guess we’ll have to see what happens.

The Base Case

Source: Georgia de Lotz

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

Confucius

All of that being said, it would be prudent to not bet on the Bible prophecy coming true. At least not the way it was described in the Bible. This is because it involves fire and brimstone, and other unimaginable atrocities.

It is always best to imagine a positive outcome. Things will eventually settle on their own. If something is unsustainable (like what is currently happening), then it will not and can not last.

So, truly the only thing to do is to prepare for the worst, in your own way, while also knowing that things will turn out just fine in the end.

Personally, I’m not worried at all. I know what’s coming, at least economically, and I’ve made preparations for this unavoidable outcome.

If God decides to help humanity, I’ll consider that a welcome surprise.

Oh and, here’s a relevant music video:

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